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Educational Programs That Work - 1995

Physical Management

Physical Management. Physical education designed to meet the needs of overweight students. Approved by JDRP for students in grades 10-12.

Description The Physical Management program was developed to give overweight students, grades 10-12, the knowledge and opportunity to interrupt the cycle of obesity and inactivity that prevents a fully healthy and effective lifestyle. The curriculum includes:

  1. Behavior change - to replace inappropriate eating and exercise habits which have led to obesity and poor physical condition.

  2. Physical conditioning - to enable students to evaluate their fitness and body composition, and design a conditioning program based on principles of exercise prescription.

  3. Nutrition education - to provide practical nutrition education by teaching food group selection, portion control, and caloric density of foods.

  4. Positive image building - to set the stage for positive change through goal setting, social skills, and assertiveness training.

Enrollees may earn either required or elective physical education credit. Physical Management can be implemented in schools of any size with minimal cost and adaption. No new staff or special facilities are required.

A complimentary awareness packet is available. Program staff are available to attend awareness and training sessions (costs to be paid by host).

Eileen Solberg, Director, Physical Management, P.O. Box 891, Billings, MT 59103. (406) 252-4822.

Developmental Funding: ESEA Title IV-C.
JDRP No. 84-3 (3/13/84)

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